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West Virginia @ Baylor

Current Records: West Virginia 13-7; Baylor 18-3

What to Know

The West Virginia Mountaineers are on the road again on Monday and play against the #8 Baylor Bears at 9 p.m. ET Jan. 31 at Ferrell Center. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.

West Virginia came up short against the Arkansas Razorbacks this past Saturday, falling 77-68. Guard Sean McNeil had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 32 minutes but putting up just seven points on 3-for-11 shooting.

Meanwhile, the Bears came up short against the Alabama Crimson Tide this past Saturday, falling 87-78. Despite the loss, Baylor got a solid performance out of forward Jeremy Sochan, who had 17 points in addition to eight rebounds.

West Virginia have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 13 point spread they are up against. Now might not be the best time to take West Virginia against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past five consecutive games.

The losses put West Virginia at 13-7 and Baylor at 18-3. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Mountaineers rank 27th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 16.4 on average. But the Bears are even better: they come into the game boasting the 19th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 17.2. We'll see if that edge gives Baylor a route to victory.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ferrell Center -- Waco, Texas
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $12.45


The Bears are a big 13-point favorite against the Mountaineers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bears as a 14-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

West Virginia have won seven out of their last 13 games against Baylor.

  • Jan 18, 2022 - Baylor 77 vs. West Virginia 68
  • Mar 02, 2021 - Baylor 94 vs. West Virginia 89
  • Mar 07, 2020 - West Virginia 76 vs. Baylor 64
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Baylor 70 vs. West Virginia 59
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Baylor 82 vs. West Virginia 75
  • Jan 21, 2019 - Baylor 85 vs. West Virginia 73
  • Mar 08, 2018 - West Virginia 78 vs. Baylor 65
  • Feb 20, 2018 - West Virginia 71 vs. Baylor 60
  • Jan 09, 2018 - West Virginia 57 vs. Baylor 54
  • Feb 27, 2017 - Baylor 71 vs. West Virginia 62
  • Jan 10, 2017 - West Virginia 89 vs. Baylor 68
  • Mar 05, 2016 - West Virginia 69 vs. Baylor 58
  • Feb 06, 2016 - West Virginia 80 vs. Baylor 69

Injury Report for Baylor

  • LJ Cryer: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
  • Langston Love: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • Dain Dainja: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)

Injury Report for West Virginia

No Injury Information